Ann Hui: The Star of the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards

Founded in 1982, the Hong Kong Film Awards is the Hong Kong equivalent to the Academy Awards in America. The film awards ceremony runs yearly and aims to recognize achievement in nineteen categories of filmmaking such as Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and so on.

Ann Hui, one of the most critically acclaimed and influential figures of Hong Kong’s New Wave filmmakers, has become a somewhat legend at this festival.  Summer Snow and A Simple Life both won all five major awards, which include Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress, during their respective years of nomination.

Hui has also had the most wins for Best Director, garnering a total of six awards for the title. To top it off, this year, her film Our Time Will Come swept five of the nineteen available awards in the categories for Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Film Score.

What a hailing win again – a huge congratulations!!!

Ann Hui studied at the London Film School and her breakthrough work as a director began in the late 1970s. In the 1980s her work quickly began to grow recognition on the international level.

Her first award for Best Director was received for her film Boat People at the 1983 Hong Kong Film Awards—its second year running. This was only the beginning, as she went on to achieve eleven more awards of the same title at various festivals.

Honored at the 2012 Asian Film Awards for her lifetime achievements, Ann Hui is undoubtedly leaving her mark in Hong Kong Cinema history. Hui’s extensive portfolio of film works have made her a strong representative for female directors and prominent figure in Asian Cinema.

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Katusha Jin joined FF2 Media’s team in 2017 whilst she was still a film student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2019 she was the recipient of SCMP’s journalism scholarship and studied under the mentorship of an Oscar award-winning documentary director in Hong Kong. She went on to receive her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong where she graduated with distinction. Katusha has previously worked in the advertising industry, and when she is not writing for FF2 Media, she can be found working on films as a director, producer, and writer. As a trilingual filmmaker, her experiences have cultivated an interest in the intersection between cultural diversity and creativity, and she brings that to her work both as a creative and as a critic. She is also a voice-over hobbyist, a fitness enthusiast, a student of comedy, and is always on the lookout for musical and theatrical collaborations.
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